"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."John Kenneth Galbraith on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."John Kenneth Galbraith on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."John Kenneth Galbraith on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."John Kenneth Galbraith on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."John Kenneth Galbraith on Winston Churchill
"By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man."
"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."
"Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."
"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."